Says USA Today:

Kobe Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, 2020 is one of those moments people will always remember where they were when they heard the news.

“A lot of guys dropped to the floor and started crying,” says Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr of his team’s practice that day. “Nothing happened for 10 minutes. We all just sat there in silence. It was one of the worst moments of all of our lives. I don’t think any of us will ever forget that day.”


Those who knew Bryant, a Lower Merion High grad and massive Philly sports fan, his daughter, Gianna, and the seven others who died are still trying to make sense of the crash, as are those who were fans of the NBA legend.